The term business simulation games covers a wide range of activities, anything from a card based face to face activity to an interactive online one. It is used to refer to business focused activities designed to develop business acumen and management focused activities designed to improve the way in which an organisation is managed. Our thinking has evolved to define a business simulation game as:
“A device through which individuals learn about how businesses and organisations work, and which enables them to improve
their performance within their organisation through the development of business and/or inter-personal skills.”
The device offers participants a safe environment in which they can make decisions, experience consequences and understand the relationship between the two. It usually focuses on a problem area in which a better outcome could be achieved if people know more or behaved differently.
Some examples of the different types of business simulation game can be found in our 10 Step process.